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Six new ambassadors designated 

Diplomatic Correspondent | Published: 18:41, Jun 08,2020 | Updated: 00:54, Jun 09,2020

 
 

The government would send new ambassadors to Bangladesh embassies in Brunei, Indonesia, Nepal, Singapore, South Africa and Sri Lanka.

Nahida Rahman Shumona, currently a director general at the foreign ministry, has been made the next Bangladesh high commissioner to Brunei.

Shumona, a career foreign service officer belonging to the 17th batch of Bangladesh Civil Service, also served Bangladesh missions in Brasilia, Ottawa, Kolkata and Canberra in different capacities, according to a press release.

She would replace Mahmud Hussain, a retired Bangladesh Air Force officer, as high commissioner to Brunei.

The government is also set to send Salahuddin Noman Chowdhury, currently a director general at the foreign ministry, as the next Bangladesh ambassador to Nepal, according to diplomatic sources. 

He would replace current ambassador Mashfee Binte Shams, who was transferred to the foreign ministry in Dhaka.

Tareq Mohammad Ariful Islam, currently deputy permanent representative at the UN Headquarters in New York, would be the next high commissioner to Sri Lanka. Current high commissioner Riaz Hamidullah was made the next Bangladesh ambassador to the Netherlands.    

Noor-E Helal Saifur Rahman, currently deputy high commissioner in Karachi of Pakistan, is set to take over as the next Bangladesh high commissioner to South Africa. Current high commissioner Shabbir Ahmad Chowdhury was transferred to the foreign ministry in Dhaka. 

Mohammad Tauhedul Islam, now consul general in Kunming, would be the next high commissioner to Singapore. Current high commissioner Mustafizur Rahman was transferred as Bangladesh permanent representative to UN offices in Geneva. 

Air vice marshal Mohammad Mustafizur Rahman has been made the next ambassador to Indonesia. He would replace Major General Azmal Kabir as the mission chief.

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